Monday, May 28, 2012

Celebrating 85, Again!

Halinka at 85.

Finally took the time to get Halinka to 85.  Went to the auction house and bought her a few pieces of inexpensive gear, then transmogrified it all.  Here is her list of fun, mostly pink, clothes.

There are probably better matches out there for shoulders, gloves, and belt.  I was watching some transmogrification pageant on Twitch TV the other night and someone had a neat looking belt that looked like gold chain with a green gem, which would have been better than this, but I couldn't read what it was.  As for her weapons, her Spire of Defiance already had many of the same colors in it, but her wand was awful, so I tried to find something similar to her weapons and not her attire.  

This outfit is still a work in progress, since I am not altogether happy with the gloves, belt and shoulders, let alone the weapons that just barely match.  But at least she has a look put together!  Happy 85th, Halinka!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Yeah, I'm A Girl. Can I Play, Too?

I have this hour break in between when I get off of work and when I can take me and my high school cargo home in the afternoon.  It's been so hot that I have been doing more cooking than twiddling with my iPod in my car.  Running the air while I wait is a little expensive on the gas that I can barely afford.  Sitting in a fast food place with a drink approaches affordability, but after half an hour and a refill, I start getting the move on look from the staff.  I had one more option, but I was kind of afraid to go in there.  I'm closing in on 40, a woman, and, well, a woman. There are a few places I don't like going into without having the knowledge of what I want and running out with it quickly.  But I wasn't going to be running out of this place. I was going to sit down and stay for at least an hour.  What was I thinking?  I ended up putting it off until the last possible day of the week.

I had no more options.  I had a 5 dollar bill, my iPod and my phone.  I had dressed as inconspicuously as I could; Black shirt, cargo shorts, tennis shoes, I even left my purse in the car.  The only thing that could point me out as not belonging was the extra cushion under my shirt.  I couldn't get rid of that, so I gulped and grabbed the door handle...

...and stepped into a room filled with comfy office chairs, video screens, Xbox consoles and PC towers.  The place was, thankfully, mostly empty, save for a lone Xbox player intent on the screen with a headset on and the guy who seemed to be in charge.  I walked up to the counter, and the guy who seemed to be in charge left his console of choice (it was on the row facing me so I couldn't see it), and asked how he could help.  Stupidly, I asked, "Do you have a computer free?  I've never done this before..."  He pulled out a form, had me fill out stuff, kind of like signing up for a Blockbuster card, and when I was done said, "Pick a computer, log in with your username and hit enter, and it will prompt you to make a password,  Your first hour is free.  Let me know if you need help."

I sat down to the closest PC and start doing what he said.  This PC was stuck in some sort of loop.  It wouldn't let me sign in.  Feeling defeated, I asked for help, and he says,"Oh, pick a different one.  That one sucks.".   I moved over two spaces and started again,  finished signing in, found the games tab, chose World of Warcraft, and loaded it up. As I entered the game, the guy walks up behind me and says,"Oh, you play Warcraft, too?  What server?  Horde or Alliance?  Do you have an 85?" I nodded, answering just the specifics, no more.  He didn't need to know that I had 3 at 85 and 4 or 5 really close behind, that I have two main servers, or that I mix it up and play both sides of the fence.  Just knowing that I ran around with Delgada, my 85 Shadow priest, was enough.  I did most of my Firelands dailies, then my car pool buddy walked in.  I said thanks, promised to be back soon, and left lightheartedly.

That was about a week ago.  Now, it's the end of the month, and I have enough money to get to and from work until payday.  There were a few days I could have seen myself sitting in that comfy chair with the sound of large fans in my ears as I happily thumped the space bar between casts, but that will have to wait until next month.  It was kind of like a little spot of heaven on earth, sitting there playing a game and no one interrupting for homework help, disputes, dinner needs, or skinned knees.  I didn't have to listen to anyone else's music, no scooting the bills and assorted toys and things that need fixing out of the way to use the mouse, and no getting up to take care of something that just couldn't wait.

I am so looking forward to handing over 10 bucks for three hours of gaming bliss next month.  If I am careful, it will last 4 days.  Which will almost get me through the last few days of this school year.  Too bad it is too far away to sneak to on a regular basis.  All the more reason to work on my bomb shelter/getaway?  I guess.  Oops, gotta go. Something too important to wait to take care of has come up.  I'll be back at the keys in half an hour *sigh*

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Littlest Pet Shop Is An Understatement.

number 148

     Delgada has finally collected enough pets to be recognized, again, by Breanni.  She was so happy with our efforts to house such a menagerie, she sent along a Celestial Dragon to add to our collection.  We like him well enough, but he likes to do weird acrobatics around our ankles, and since they are original parts, we are a little leary of the booger, so he stays stabled more often than he gets to join us on our journeys.  Maybe 149, the Guild Herald, or 150, the Armadillo, will be better while we are hunting for 152 and 153.  After all, we still haven't got all the whelplings, and 148 is a little lonely.  Then, those could also end up being a lasher pet and a Hyjal bear cub.  Or an Argent Tournament pet that hasn't been bought or earned.  Or even, if our real life person wins a lottery, one of the cash shop pets that she hasn't flirted for or won her way into.  Oh, and we have dipped our toe back into doing Tol Barad dailies, to save up for a seagull, and maybe luck our way into a Fox Kit dropping. We are also always digging, digging, digging, hoping for a shiny weapon or maybe a creepy hand to come out of our endless drudgery.  Then, there are all the Darkmoon Fair pets, of which we only have the zeppelin, to collect.

     Do you think they will come out with another achievement with Mists of Pandaria for us obsessive pet collectors?  I think the title Zookeeper would be fitting...

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fashion Backward

Delgada has joined the trend of looking back in time for the threads she wants people to identify herself by.  Delgada has a fondness for really low level stuff, and mostly stuff that doesn't take weeks farming the most annoying bosses Azeroth has to offer. Above, Delgada in her Cataclysm gear, mismatched and sporting a buckle the WWF would be jealous of. Below, Delgada in her matching gear, after transmogrification.

What did she pick for her outfit to end all wardrobe changes?

Silk Headband
Charlotte's Chastizing Pauldrons
Striderhide Cloak
Spellbinder Robe
Firesoul Wristguards (no change)
Mystic's Gloves
Mystral Cord
Breeches of Mended Nightmares (no change)
Slippers of Moving Waters (no change)
Solitaire Wand

Thankfully, all of the items she has were easily found on the auction house.  Soulkeeper is a rare item to see, so it was a bargain at 100 gold.  All told, Delgada's transformation cost less than 200 gold.  What a deal!

I follow a lot of WoW blogs, and have seen some really great transmogrification sets.  If you have a look you are proud of that you would like to brag about here, comment below, or e-mail me a picture!  My contact info can be found on the side bar.

Looking forward to seeing even more fabulous looks!